(cross-posted to the Kaleidotrope weblog)
I’m starting to get some feedback on the most recent issue of Kaleidotrope, and I think contributor Bill Ward’s comments might be my favorite so far:
Iâ€™ve just read through my contributorâ€™s copy of the fourth issue of Kaleidotrope and the magazine continues to impress. Thereâ€™s a healthy dose of surreal scifi and cross-genre slipstream shorts between the covers, and a variety of poetry and prose poems. But itâ€™s the quirky humor of Fred Coppersmith that really comes through in his magazine and makes it different than a lot of other small press cross-genre â€˜zines, which take themselves far too seriously. Kaleidotrope, with its eclectic stories and articles (the standout here is a history of the â€˜fembotâ€™ in popular culture) and weird little vignettes like faux horoscopes and ironic photography, is a magazine that isnâ€™t scared to have some fun.
Bill’s fun short story, “The Three Wishes of Miles Vander,” appears in the issue, on sale now.